am very grateful to many of my colleagues in the Department of Entomology
at The Natural History Museum, London who collected material with
or for me. In particular I thank John Chainey, Jenny Spence
and my wife Linda Pitkin.
am grateful to David and Diane Henshaw, Michael von Tschirnhaus
and the late Kenneth Spencer and for much interesting and
informative discussion on Agromyzidae;
to Mike Ackland for providing additional data on Anthomyiidae;
to Ian White for interesting and informative discussion on Tephritidae;
and to Paul Beuk who confirmed the identity of the leaf-mining
Drosophilidae on which
many of the host records of this family are based. Any errors or
ommissions, however, are entirely my responsibility.
am grateful to Willem Ellis for permission to reproduce many
images of leaf-mines from his Bladmineerders en plantengallen van Europa (formerly Nederlandse bladmineerders and Bladmineerders van Europa) website.
am grateful to Rob Edmunds for permission to reproduce the
images of mines from the British
The following individuals kindly gave me permission to embed their images of adults from UKMoths on this website:- Charles Baker (17), Andy Banthorpe (2), Helen Bantock (6), Robin Barfoot (1), Ian Barton (4), Andy Beaumont (2), Phil Boggis (1), Patrick Clement (5), Charles Fletcher (8), David Griffiths (2), Paul Harris (1), Bob Heckford (4), Ian Kimber (85), Paul Kitchener (3), John Knowler (1), Roy Laverton (1), Brian Leecy (1), Chris Lewis (1), Mark Lawlor (4), Andy Mackay (10), Guy Meredith (3), Mark Parsons (2), David Slade (3), Ben Smart (36), Ian Smith (15), Francis Solly (3), Chris Steeman (1), Barry Stewart (1), Charlie Streets (1), Tom Tams (1), Oliver Wadsworth (7), and Duncan Williams (7). To
all I extend my grateful thanks.
I am grateful to my wife Linda Pitkin who has made 114 images of host plants available from her website and Peter Wakeham for permission to use his image of Pirri-Pirri-Bur (Acaene novae-zelandiae).
I am grateful to Trevor & Dilys Pendleton for permission to use images of Caloptilia robustella from their website and Francis Solly for images of Coleophora ramosella and Phyllonorycter distentella.
am grateful to Dominique Collins, FERA
for permission to use images of mines of Liriomyza species
taken by Paul Seymour and for his generous help with information
on the hosts of the polyphagous pest species of Liriomyza.
am grateful to Stephen Compton for drawing my attention to
the published records of Chromatomyia
horticola and Scaptomyza
flava on Coincya wrightii
- Lundy Cabbage.
am grateful to my colleagues Marion Stafford and Alison
Paul of the Museum's Botany Department who identified (or verified
my tentative identifications) of some of the host-plants.
am grateful to my colleague John Noyes who made his Universal
Chalcidoid Database available as a Paradox database, which enabled
me to extract lists of all British Chalcidoids and their British
dipterous leaf- and stem-mining hosts to create the hyperlinks to
his excellent online database.
I am grateful to Patrick Roper who provided much information on the hoverfly Cheilosia caerulescens on House leeks (Sempervivum), a species and host plant not previously included.
Professor Hering Memorial Fund, administered by The
British Entomological and Natural History Society, kindly provided
funds to purchase film in the early stages of the project.